Our garden education programs teach community members to grow food from seed and prioritize fresh produce as a part of a budget-friendly and healthy way to build self-sufficiency.

Participants can obtain free produce, learn new gardening and urban farming skills, work outside and meet community members.

Seed to Supper

This free beginning gardening course teaches participants the tools they need to start a garden and grow their own food on a budget. A joint program of Oregon Food Bank and OSU Extension Service, Seed to Supper is offered throughout Oregon and Clark County, WA.

Course topics:

  • Garden site and soil development
  • Garden planning
  • Planting a garden
  • Caring for a growing garden
  • Harvesting and using garden bounty

Download a free version of our Seed to Supper curriculum.


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  • Interested in taking a Seed to Supper class?
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  • Interested in hosting a Seed to Supper class in your neighborhood?
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Learning Gardens

Beginning and experienced gardeners work together to grow nutritious fruits and vegetables and learn new gardening skills during their Dig In! shift at one of Oregon Food Bank’s Learning Gardens. Everyone is invited to share in the harvest.

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Learning Gardens is funded in part by a $20,000 Partners in Conservation grant from East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District.

Community Farm

Our NE 33rd Community Farm is a partnership with Grow Portland, where community members learn to grow food collaboratively and take home a share of the harvest. Participation is free and open to all.

The farm is also the base for the community track of the Beginning Urban Farming Apprenticeship (BUFA) program, offered through Grow Portland and OSU Extension.

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